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Re: [PATCH 1/3] checkout: describe_detached_head: remove 3dots after committish




From: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
Ann T Ropea <bedhanger@xxxxxx> writes:

This could be confusing not only for novices; in either case, no range
should be insinuated by describe_detached_head.

We actually do not insinuate any range in these output.  These dots
denote "truncated at the end, instead of giving full length."

Another place these "many dots" appear is "git diff --raw", for
example.


<bikeshed> The fancy word for the three dots is an `ellipsis`
- the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues. - from the Ancient Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, "omission" or "falling short".

The user/reader confusion may still be there though.
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